Today.com talked to the author of a new book about how working moms are on the brink of falling apart. After her third child was born, the author wasn't able to deal with all the stress of both home and work, and ended up having a breakdown. This is why she thinks working moms are maxed out:
We’ve been going through this huge change over the last few decades of women entering the workforce, but none of our institutions, including the workplace, have kept up with that change.
Most jobs are still made for people who have an adult at home who can take care of the kids and do the grocery shopping and fill out the school forms and attend the parent-teacher conferences in the middle of the day. That’s not how we’re living anymore.
So I think that women are basically on the brink of this dysfunction in society where we are expecting them to be able to do things that we don’t have time to do anymore. And we end up pushing ourselves, trying to make it work and end up making ourselves sick.
If you are a working mom, do you feel that you are handling the stress well? Do you agree with her that working and raising kids in America "sucks", or is this a result of her trying to be supermom?